S’mores Bars

Recipe and reaction after the cut.Recipe taken from here.

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 king-sized Hershey’s milk chocolate bar

1/2 king-sized Hershey’s dark chocolate bar

1 jar marshmallow creme

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.

3. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough.  Break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Everybody likes brownies, everybody likes s’mores.  These taste exactly like s’mores brownies.  Sure I maybe would have liked the chocolate to melt just a little bit more, but otherwise these were fantastic desserts and a nice change from the standard baked fare.

One word of warning:  be extremely careful with dividing the dough, or make more than you think you need.  I was too generous with the bottom layer and ended up with a full quarter uncovered on the top.  I had to throw together an additional bit of dough by guessing at the measurements.  You can see the difference in the top right of the picture.  Still tasted delicious, but the texture didn’t work quite as well.


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